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I got one for xmas but it's huge! I've got medium but it just looks humongous on me, do they deflate? I can't decide whether to be bothered to send it back (it was off the internet), the small may be too small!
Funny, I am a size 10 and have the medium. The small was ok, I felt a bit restricted when I moved my arms, but the main reason I went up to a medium was when it was zipped all the way up, the small felt really tight around my neck and it zipped up too high, like I couldn't zip it all the way and tilt my head down comfortably (if that makes sense)!!
I also figured that for me this was a practical buy rather than a stylish one, and after spending many hours trying on and swapping between both sizes (I dithered A LOT!) the overall difference in look was really minimal. I am quite tall though, so maybe I could carry the little extra bulk in the medium better than someone shorter and the same dress size?
Yep, I fancy the big size for big jumper, plus it's an investment so I like the idea I can still wear it if I put on a bit of weight. I think I'll stick with it after all of your advice and hope it does flatten down a bit, I just wish the waist wouldn't stick out a mile. Thank you all!
Some interesting comments about the sizing. I'm 5.5 and generally a size 8 (6 in next), and I haven't even thought about trying to get a thick jumper under the small as I don't think I would be able to do the coat up.
If anyone had asked me about sizing recommendations I would have suggested sizing up.
5'2" size 8-10. Bought the small. It's a very bulky coat, I bought it for performance not good looks. It makes me look huge, but I know it's all snugly feathers not lard, and am smug as a snug bug in a rug when exercising my DSs in the middle of winter. It's on its 4th winter and as good as new.
No, it will not deflate! Mine is on its fourth winter. Got a large- but at 5ft 7 and a 12/14 could perhaps have got away with a medium. I think it has a slightly A line shape. I do not feel glam in mine but I do feel warm and love it!!
Just bought myself one after spending years faffing about with cheaper coats that don't do the job! A bargain at a northface outlet for £150! I am so excited that I even hope the cold weather continues for a while. On MN recommendation I bought the seasalt northstar in the autumn which I also love, waterproof but not very warm.